Purse Search Ireland is an exciting fisheries conservation project that involves public participation, so that means you can take part! The project is basically a massive nationwide search for mermaids' purses, the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays. We're hunting for these eggcases because they can provide valuable information on the location of nursery areas for Ireland's egglaying sharks, skates and rays. Information on nursery areas is crucial for effective conservation management and protection of vulnerable species. It's also important for the sustainable development
Welcome to Marine Dimensions!
We work with and for communities pursuing sustainable solutions for the marine environment using education, outreach and innovation as tools for positive change.
One of our community driven conservation projects involved a seal pup rescue with a difference!
When local residents happened upon a seal pup in trouble on Bray Beach, we did not consider that it would have much chance of survival. However, the local community went above and beyond to make this a good news story!
Bringing the marine environment into the classroom
We're delighted to be providing engaging workshops for schools on Ireland's east coast through the Marine Institute's Explorer Education Programme again this year. Our Ocean School has been approved to provide a number of Seashore Safaris and Marine Project modules to primary school classes in Dublin and Wicklow. We're also excited to be working with schools on the brand new Ocean School Project module. Teachers who are interested in a workshop for their class in the 2021/22 school year should complete and submit the application form … Find out more here about Explorers Education Programme workshops